Age Alliance Wales - React to the Act: professionals have your say
Date published: 17/05/2017
Age Alliance Wales want to hear about the experiences of professionals working with older people and their families or carers who have accessed care and support services following the introduction of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act in April 2016.
The introduction of the Act saw changes in care and support in Wales and Age Alliance Wales want to hear more about how these changes have affected the lives of older people in the opinion of those professionals working directly with them.
The changes in the Act mean that when accessing support services older people should have been asked what matters to them and have had a strong voice in deciding what they need to achieve well-being. Assessments should have looked at what older people could do for them-selves; what they could do with the help of friends, family or the community with care support arrangements made to support what they could not do.
Older people should have found it easy to access information and advice and been offered support or someone to speak on their behalf if needed. There should also be more services available for help when needed so problems don’t get worse.
If you work with older people aged 50 or over and would like to share your experience Age Alliance Wales invited you to complete a short survey
You can click on the link below to access the survey on line
React to the Act
Or you can visit www.agealliancewales.org.uk to download the survey and return by email or post.
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